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Beijing

A travel blog entry by brenton-alan

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8th June

Wishful thinking did not get us a Blue Sky Day. Another day of grey/brown haze. We have not seen the sun since landing in Beijing. Not to worry as we will make the most of our time here enjoyable.

Today we walk to see the forbidden Palace, about a 30 minute walk. There are so many people here, and then i realise its Saturday. Maybe it would not be as crowded during a week day. Little disappointed. There are so ...

Hutongs, emperors and morning routines

A travel blog entry by nickfear

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... generally relocated to the suburbs. Recently there has been some official recognition both of the importance of preserving heritage and identity, and of the tourism potential. Hutong houses tend to be arranged around a courtyard, and there now a number of courtyard hotels and hostels such as the one I am staying in which was built over 200 years ago as the home of the first editor of the first Chinese encyclopaedia.

There is a ...

The Great Wall, pandas, Olympic Village

A travel blog entry by tomdaily

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... of the opening ceremonies and the water cube, the venue in which Michael Phelps won 8 gold medals. Afterwards, we had a traditional Peking Duck meal and was introduced to Chinese Fire Water:). The chef comes out and slices the duck into exactly and always 126 slices. The duck slices are then put into a thin pancake and sauce added and then folded like a wrap. Very delicious. Then fire water. Lets just say, Tommy had his share after the staff strongly encouraged the patrons have many ...

Pretty Woman

A travel blog entry by tbienek

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... Thankgod for the ipod today or I might have lost it completely. The kids were feral and like their parents inconsiderate of others only louder. The tubby checker I sat next to ate for the full 2 1/2 hours and he and his sister climbed over me about 50 times - I was on the aisle. And as for the 2 ratbags across the aisle....???? Arrived at the correct train station so no suprises and so I opted for the Silk Markets this afternoon, as it was on the way and ...

Places to hit up in Beijing

A travel blog entry by wontonwondering

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... into the Hutongs with the smaller, out of the way bars.

Our favorites in the Sanlintun area:
*Migas - Cool rooftop bar, live music on Wednesday, Dj the other nights? We highly recommend the Sichuan Martini!
*The Book Worm - Somewhat snobby, but oh-so-cute, this bar/book haven hosts Trivia night on Mondays and drink specials for those playing. It also has food, a whiskey ...

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